Perricone MD CBx Men’s Range
Super Clean Face Wash primes the skin and lifts hairs for the perfect shave and therefore reduces the possibility of painful ingrown hairs. I also highly recommend the Soothing Post-Shave Treatment if anyone wants the feeling of comfortable soothed skin following a shave and as the final stage just apply the Lightweight Moisturiser which also has anti ageing benefits as well as reducing any feeling of facial skin tightness.
Tom Ford Shave Cream
I was not sure how this shave Cream was supposed to be applied as it comes with no directions. I therefore first tried to use it with a badger shave brush and found it very difficult to get the product to lather in a bowl. I am comparing it to the Acqua Di Parma shave cream in the jar I normally use which produces a good lather with a brush and comfortable shave. I then decided to try and apply the cream to my face just using my hands to massage the product onto my face and even though by not using a shaving brush to help lift the hairs to prepare for a close shave I did achieve a good shave with no cuts and nicks and the remaining shave cream was easier to remove as only a thin layer had been applied. I personally prefer a shave cream that lathers with a brush but if it’s used with the method of applying with you’re hands it works well and you don’t need a shaving brush which can be an issue when it’s heavy with the stand if you do a lot of travelling.
Tom Ford flag ship store in Sloane Street London at £52
Bionova N1 Custom Men’s Product
First let me say this is a very innovative skincare product that is very different to many of the major competitor skincare products on the Global market. It’s developed from many years of research and science and is custom manufactured to you’re skin type after answering a series of questions on the Bionova Website about issues that may concern you with you’re skin including the age range you fall into which is also taken into consideration when the product is manufactured to what I would personally call prescription skincare.
The product is very concentrated and you only require a small amount which is applied after cleansing the skin and applying a Bionova activator product.
I personally noticed a positive improvement after only using the product for 2 weeks. my skin tone improved, my skin was more radiant plus I had no razor rash or bumps and not a single ingrown hair. My skin felt comfortable after a shave which is always my number one goal.
Bionova is based in New York City.
Shaveworks The Cool Fix
Have used both The Cool Fix and Tend Skin to treat the occasional ingrown hair and it works well. I feel it has a slight advantage over Tend Skin as it does not sting as much when applying after a shave but still as effective. You should only use a very small amount of product as the exfoliating ingredients are quite potent. The product also reduces any redness. It’s important to make sure you don’t get any of the product near the eyes as the skin tends to be very thin in that region.
Available from Lookfantastic in 156ml
Acqua Di Parma Shave Cream Collezione Barbiere
This is the best shave cream I have ever experienced using and I have tried the majority of them on the market. Its best used with a shaving brush and even though its expense you only need the very smallest amount to create a excellent lather.
A soft rich texture that instantly generates a rich and soft foam through brush and hot water. Ideal for thicker beards and for those who appreciate the traditional gestures of the preparation with the brush. It perfectly adheres to the skin and softens the facial hairs optimizing the smooth sliding of the razor which in my case is a Gillette Fusion Proglide for an accurate and delicate shave. High Molecular weight hyaluronic acid in the formula creates a protective barrier for the skin, protecting it efficiently against the aggression and dry-out effect due to the blades.
I love this fragrance and it lasts a long time on my skin. Only a few sprays is all you need and find the 100ml bottle lasts over 10 months. The Oud is smooth and not overpowering. This is the 6th bottle of this fragrance I have purchased and highly recommend it. I have found so many girls compliment me more than ever when I am wearing this fragrance
Available from Harrods in 50ml, 100ml & 250ml
Bond No 9 New York Oud
This is one of my favourite unisex fragrances and in my experience it does one thing that makes me continie to puchase the product it lasts on my skin for over 8 hours and even the next day you can still smell it on you're skin. Its a very unique Oud fragranace that in my personal opinion has no equal on the market. As well as the fragrance being unique the bottle is also very innovative.
Notes: Red plum, saffron, orange zest, oud, red rose, orris, patchouli, musk, honey, vetiver
Acqua Di Parma Colonia Oud
Amazing fragrance which has a very smooth Oud that is noticeable but not overpowering. Long lasting so only a few sprays required.
Available from Harrods in 100ml & 180ml
Sisleÿum Men’s product
I purchased the Sisleÿum Men’s product from Selfridges London when it first was marked in the UK. As far as I am aware it was the first global revitalizing anti-aging skin care product dedicated for men that Sisley had marketed and was the respult of much research into the treatment Men’s skin following shaving. Its formula has been designed to increase the skin's resistance against daily harmful effects (shaving, cold, stress, pollution). It has many different actions; it firms, corrects wrinkles, hydrates, fights razor burn and fatigue. The skin is immediately soothed, hydrated, but in my hands I found it difficult to spread on my face after shaving and ended up using the Ecological Compound product before applying the Sisleÿum. The product contains (White Horehound and Wild Pansy extracts, Shea butter). My Skin became more visibly more resistant and appears less tired Fine lines and wrinkles were reduced and my skin firmed.